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International Forest of Friendship Trail

Winding through the Forest is Memory Lane, honoring those who have, or still are, contributing to all facets of aviation and aerospace.

photo: Moon Tree at Memory Lane. Photo by IFF.

Length: 0.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: SW of Atchison near Warnock Lake.
State(s): Kansas
Counties: Atchison
Longitude: -95.15153
Latitude: 39.53525

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Description

Memory Lane is a five foot wide (wheel chair friendly) walk and embedded in the concrete walk are granite plaques engraved with the names of over 1200 honorees. Included in this illustrious list are markers memorializing such aviation notables as Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Jeana Yeager, Rajiv Gandhi, the Wright Brothers, Sally Ride, Chuck Yeager, Beryl Markham, General "Jimmy" Doolittle, President George H. W. Bush, General Colin Powell, and Lt Col (now Col) Eileen M. Collins, the first woman to pilot a shuttle (Discovery) into space. In 1976, Secretary of the Interior, Kleppe dedicated Memory Lane as the first National Recreation Trail in Kansas.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Concrete
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1976

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
International Forest of Friendship
City Hall
515 Kansas Ave.
Atchison, KS 66002

 

Photos

Moon Tree at Memory Lane. Photo by IFF.

Moon Tree at Memory Lane. Photo by IFF.

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